A suburban lifestyle doesn’t necessarily require homeownership. Renters get plenty of the same perks.
Zillow Porchlight examined the upsides of renting outside of a major city. Crime rates are lower, schools are better, and rents are cheaper.
Renters also get a bit more room. It’s easier to forgo multifamily living and find a detached house in the suburbs.
So, if you decide you’re ready to escape the city rental game, know you’re not alone. And if renting isn’t a long-term solution for you, the money you’ll save by moving to the suburbs can be stashed away toward a down payment.